Sheridan's Veterans: A Souvenir of Their Two Campaigns in the Shenandoah Valley; The One, of War, in 1864, the Other, of Peace, in 1883; Being the Record of the Excursion to the Battle-Fields of the Valley of Virginia, September 15 24, 1883 by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2017)
Excerpt from Sheridan's Veterans: A Souvenir of Their Two Campaigns in the Shenandoah Valley; The One, of War, in 1864, the Other, of Peace, in 1883; Being the Record of the Excursion to the Battle-Fields of the Valley of Virginia, September 15 24, 1883 The excursion which we commemorate is its own sufficient monument. From its origin to its consummation it is an enter prise of which all who have been connected with it may well be proud. It marks an era in the restoration of those frater nal relations which were cruelly disrupted by the War of the Rebellion. It was the Opportunity of a ]ifetime for the veter ans who followed Sheridan to victory, to revisit the scenes of their triumphs, to contrast the dreadful past with the happy present, and experience the sincere and royal welcome Which generous Southern hearts could extend to former foes. The veterans of the Shenandoah originated a new thing under the sun, and the character, the success. The welcome, and the unalloyed satisfaction of this unique excursion are generally conceded to be unsurpassed in the experience of those who were so fortunate as to participate in the exercises and enjoy ments of the trip. In obedience to an universal desire this souvenir volume is issued. While the story of the trip has been extended beyond the original modest design, there has been considerable matter omitted. The manuscripts of some of the speeches which had been requested by the author were furnished too late for insertion. For the unexpected delay in the issue of this souvenir the author is in wise responsible. It has been caused by the failure of some of the portraits to arrive seasonably. In obedience to urgent requests the author arranged to insert such photographs as should be secured. Aside from the officers of the excursion and Association and members of the executive committee the contributions of the portraits have been voluntary. It was the desire of many members of the party that the portrait pages Should be quite comprehensive. As it is, the groups presented are a decided gain to the volume. F. H. B. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.